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Tenn. to review proof of citizenship ruling

Tenn. to review proof of citizenship ruling

June 18th, 2013 7:35 am by Associated Press

Tennessee election officials plan to review a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says states can't demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so.

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Kingsport leaders want to hold J. Fred Johnson Stadium renovations to $4.4 million premium content

June 17th, 2013 11:46 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Board of Mayor and Aldermen wants to see a guaranteed maximum price for the improvements at J. Fred Johnson Stadium, given that the low bid for the work came in last week at more than $1 million over the original estimate.

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Hawkins school official fired after missed IRS payments lead to fines

Hawkins school official fired after missed IRS payments lead to fines

June 17th, 2013 10:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Schools Finance Director Myron Dale was fired Monday, leaving behind $166,000 in federal fines and a proposed 2013-14 budget that the Board of Education wasn’t prepared to “trust” Monday night.

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Washington County woman charged in dog’s death

June 17th, 2013 9:55 pm by Becky Campbell, Johnson City Press

A Washington County woman was charged Monday with animal cruelty for the death of her Pomeranian after she left the dog in an unshaded pen with no water on a 90-degree day last month.

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46 have applied to become  Kingsport’s next  police chief

46 have applied to become Kingsport’s next police chief

June 17th, 2013 9:49 pm by Rain Smith

Forty-six people from across the country have applied for Kingsport’s vacant police chief position, including the city’s two highest-ranking officers and eight current or former police chiefs at other agencies.

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Sullivan County Commission signs off on legal bills from sheriff’s lawsuit

Sullivan County Commission signs off on legal bills from sheriff’s lawsuit

June 17th, 2013 9:18 pm by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission on Monday signed off on payment of legal bills totaling nearly $143,000 for both sides in Sheriff Wayne Anderson’s lawsuit that sought more county funding for the budget cycle that ends June 30.

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Double-dipping allegations in Hawkins County schools spur  TBI probe

Double-dipping allegations in Hawkins County schools spur TBI probe

June 17th, 2013 9:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations that some Hawkins County School System employees have been getting paid for driving school buses while they were still on the clock for their regular school jobs.

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Supreme Court: Arizona voter law requiring proof of citizenship illegal

Supreme Court: Arizona voter law requiring proof of citizenship illegal

June 17th, 2013 6:28 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — States can’t demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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Scientists working toward goal of growing organs for transplant

Scientists working toward goal of growing organs for transplant

June 17th, 2013 5:31 pm by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer

By the time 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan finally got a lung transplant last week, she’d been waiting for months, and her parents had sued to give her a better shot at surgery. But what if you could grow a custom-made organ in a lab?

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Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

June 17th, 2013 5:31 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs.

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